March 2013 is a time of change for skywatchers

The midnight sky on 11th March 2013 overhead from Glasgow, UK. Made using Stellarium. (Click to embiggen)

March skygazing will delight, captivate and on clear nights deliver great views of constellations and planets. The Sun continues to rise earlier each morning and set later each evening (albeit there’s a stutter when the clocks ‘spring’ forward overnight on the 30th into the 31st).

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Find your way around the night sky in December 2012

The overhead view from Glasgow, UK around midnight on 13th December 2012

Geminid meteor shower; Jupiter and Aldebaron dancing; the ‘end of the world’ and the December solstice – can the month get any more exciting for skygazers!?

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